Journal Published Online: 01 November 1998
Volume 43, Issue 6

Rise of Liquid Drops in Immiscible Liquid: A Simple, Novel, and Rapid Method to Determine the Density of Microquantity Liquids



A simple, novel, and rapid method for the determination of density of microquantity liquids is described. The method may be employed in forensic science when liquids sent for analysis are available in microquantities (even up to 0.5 μL) for which density cannot be determined either by the capillary tube method, where accurate weighing is a problem, or by the other conventional methods such as specific gravity bottle method, Pyknometer method, or the Westphal-balance method. The retrieval of the sample is also possible in this method, which allows the analyst to carry out further analysis.

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Srinivasan, GJ
St. Peter's Engineering College, Avadi, Chennai, India
Thirunavukkarasu, G
Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai, India
Satyanarayana, P
Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai, India
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Stock #: JFS14387J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14387J